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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Obit Barbara Bush

Family spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of President George W. Bush, dies at age...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the “Red Baron” who was believed to have downed 80 enemy aircraft during World War I, was...


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Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

APTOPIX Barbara Bush-11

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to...


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Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

Trump Lawyer Investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn’t expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to “flip” as the government investigates Cohen’s business dealings. Trump, in a series of tweets fired off from Florida on the morning of former first lady...


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After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

Plane Accidents Flying Again

Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground. Survivors of air accidents often proclaim that their survival was a miracle. But what follows is another kind of miracle: Many survivors manage...


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The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library

Barbara Bush

Some 1,500 guests are expected to attend a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation’s largest Episcopal church.


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Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - When the trees started coming down, Theresa “Red” Terry went up. Now, the 61-year-old mother of three is perched on a platform 32 feet in the air between two oak trees, trying to stop a natural gas pipeline from coming through land granted to her...


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Agnes-Marie Valois, French nun and 'Angel of Dieppe' in World War II, dies at 103

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Sister Agnes-Marie Valois, a French Catholic nun who became known as the “Angel of Dieppe” as she cared for nearly 2,000 wounded Canadian soldiers after a disastrous Allied raid along the French coast during World War II, died April 19 at a monastery near Dieppe,...


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For gun foes, next battle is ballot box

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When Lorena Sanabria, who survived a shooting that left 17 people dead at her Florida high school, awoke on her 17th birthday this month, the first thing that crossed her mind was: “I’m one year closer to being able to vote.” The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...


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As his daughter sat on his lap, a father was fatally stabbed by a homeless stranger,

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Anthony Mele had just finished his dinner at a seaside California restaurant when a stranger walked toward the table he was sharing with his family. As Mele’s 5-year-old daughter sat on her father’s lap, the stranger, for reasons still unknown, stabbed Mele’s neck,...


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The 'fixer' for Trump becomes a danger

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When Donald Trump won the presidency, his longtime attorney Michael Cohen seemed in position for a coveted spot in the senior ranks of the White House. At one point, Cohen topped a list of five candidates for White House counsel, according to documents reviewed by The...


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